BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Dow Biocides, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, and ANGUS Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, are introducing eight regional customer application centers around the world to align their business growth strategies with direct market and customer focus.

In addition to their global-business and technology-development location in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and established centers in Horgen, Switzerland; Singapore; and most recently Shanghai, China, ANGUS and Dow Biocides will open new customer application centers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Tokyo; Guangzhou, China; and Pune, India, by the end of 2006.